1. The Catholic Church has a lot of money.
2. Western Europe is basically one huge art gallery (exhibit A: Vienna, exhibit B: Paris)
Vienna: St. Stephens Church
If you see anyone dressed like this, it’s because they want to sell you concert tickets, they are not just a regularly-garbed Viennese citizen out and about. Also a “fancy-dress party” means a costume party. (Well why can’t they just say that? heh).
See? I’m telling ya, huge art gallery.
The dude I couchsurfed with in Vienna was really awesome. I had to wait for him to finish at his work, first at Mcdonalds (got kicked out) and then in the Metro Station (got kicked out of there as well). I was nearly in tears when he finally found me, at 2 in the morning or so (he wasn’t expecting me till the next night, turns out I requested the wrong day). He had very limited accommodations so I slept on a mat next to his bed. Slumber party with a perfect stranger, good thing he was very good at people skills. When couchsurfing by yourself, you really really REALLY need to make sure your potential hosts have good reviews. I can’t stress this enough. If you do, then you should be fine. Although… I only used couchsurfing a handful of times so what do I know?